Believe it or not, there are some people that just do not sweat. I was one of them for the majority of my life until I found a nutrition program that helped restore balance to my body. For me and most like me, hydration was certainly an issue but iodine was the biggest part of the equation.
What is iodine? Iodine is an element on the periodic table that is use be every cell in the body. Most think of it as simply a component to thyroid health but it is so much more. Brain development, IQ, salivary glands (are you excessively thirsty when you eat?), stomach, cerebral spinal fluid – you name it and iodine probably plays a role. For me, I saw this deficiency surface as an inability to sweat and also in my digestion which lead to depression. My gut was not healthy enough to make the necessary serotonin effecting my moods a great deal.
While I don’t want to give the impression that there is one magic solution for all ailments, there are certainly important pieces to be addressed and this is one of them. Along with increasing my levels of iodine, I was also working on my diet, exercise, minerals, hydration, etc to complete the picture.
Iodine can be found in foods like strawberries but is most abundant in wild-caught fish, green vegetables and sea veggies like kelp.
Just like anything else, there are good forms and bad forms of iodine (such as iodized salt) and on the flip side of the coin, one can also have too much. This is where a specific plan for your individual health is important. Is iodine something that is right for you? We can help you find out!